How NSA reorganization could squander remaining trust

Opinion: How NSA reorganization could squander remaining trust

The Christian Science Monitor

The coming reorganization of the National Security Agency may be a smart move for the agency but it’ll hurt America’s long-term national security interests. At a recent talk at the Washington think tank Atlantic Council, NSA director Adm. Michael Rogers said he wanted to better integrate the agency’s Information Assurance Directorate – its defensive arm that protects US systems and information – and the Signals Intelligence Directorate – the offensive branch that carries out spying operations. The reorganization is needed, he said, because with these two separate divisions “we created these two amazing cylinders of excellence and then we built walls of granite between them.” <snip>

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How lawyers launder money in the US

How lawyers could ease flow of ‘grey money’ into US

 

https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/us-news/video/2016/jan/31/global-witness-hidden-camera-undercover-interviews-money

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Project Skybender: Google’s secretive 5G internet drone tests revealed

Project Skybender: Google’s secretive 5G internet drone tests revealed
http://gu.com/p/4g7yd/sbl
Francie Miller
Google’s temporary authority to transmit Skybender:
WJ9XHE                     Special Temporary Authority “STA” call sign
1234-EX-ST-2015       File number
27.9 – 28.2 GHz           4 Watts       300 MHz bandwidth        mobile
31-31.3 GHz                12 W           300 MHz bandwidth       fixed
2.145-2.155 GHz         5 W             10 MHz bandwidth         mobile
1.745-1.755 GHz         .25 W          10 MHz bandwidth         mobile
Station Locations
1.      MOBILE: Truth or Consequences, NM: Airborne max altitude 25,000 ft MSL, within 70 km, centered around NL 32-59-25; WL 106-58-11
2.      Truth or Consequences (SIERRA), NM – NL 32-59-39; WL 106-58-29
3.      Truth or Consequences (SIERRA), NM – NL 32-56-27; WL 106-55-15
4.      MOBILE: Truth or Consequences, NM: Airborne max altitude 25,000 ft MSL, within 40 km, centered around NL 32-59-25; WL 106-58-11
5.      MOBILE: Carlin, NV: Airborne max altitude 25,000 ft MSL, within 160 km, centeredaround NL 40-25-26; WL 116-16-34
6.      MOBILE: Truth or Consequences, NM, within 40 km, centered around NL 32-59-25; WL106-58-11
7.      MOBILE: Carlin, NV, within 160 km, centered around NL 40-25-26; WL 116-16-34
 
For further decoding the signal classification (emission designator) go to:
Source: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47 Telecommunications, Part §2.201 Emission, modulation, and transmission characteristics.
 
Source of authorizations for experimentation:
 
The Google STA expires 7/4/2016. Typically the FCC frowns on extending a temporary authority and requests that the holder file an experimental license, which is valid for 2 years.
Call sign WJ9XGG, an STA in 28 & 31 GHz, with locations in Mountain View and Portola Valley/Woodside.
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FOLKLIFE: Thais turn to ‘child angel’ dolls as economy struggles

Thais turn to ‘child angel’ dolls as economy struggles
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0V50II
A craze for lifelike dolls thought to bring good luck is sweeping Thailand, reflecting widespread anxiety as the economy struggles and political uncertainty persists nearly two years after a coup.

A Drug Smuggler’s Dream Come True: Thai Airline Will Now Sell Seats To Dolls
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/01/26/luk-thep-dolls/

Passengers wanting to travel with their haunted doll companions
Fascinating! Apparently there’s a long and dark history to these dolls,
which began with necromancy and stillborn/aborted fetuses:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuman_Thong

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